Detailed Glover's Getaway & Kayak Rental Combo ItineraryThe Glover’s Getaway and Rental Combo combines a five day self-guided kayak trip on Belize’s Southern Barrier Reef with four days at a luxury Basecamp on Glover’s Reef Atoll.
Glover’s Reef is thirty-six miles off the shore of the Belize mainland and is only accessible by boat charter. It is a protected marine park and UN world heritage site and offers unparalleled snorkeling and paddling. You’ll have the opportunity to sleep in comfortable, safari-style tent cabanas, dine on fresh, local cuisine and enjoy a choice of guided reef activities. For the self-guided portion of your trip, IE will provide the kayaks, gear and transportation to your starting point, as well as assistance and guidance with route and trip planning. This trip is ideal for experienced paddlers who would like to combine the independence of self-guided kayaking with a Basecamp adventure on one of Belize’s remote coral atolls.
Note: This combination trip is suitable only for those who have previous kayaking experience and are comfortable with making route and safety decisions during the trip.
For more information on planning a self-propelled adventure, please visit our Belize Kayak Rental website at the following URL: www.belizekayaking.com
|You will need a Provision Day to prepare for your paddling adventure. Arrive in Dangriga and take a short cab ride to Pal’s Guesthouse. Check into your room, before heading over to the Island Expeditions’ Operations Base. Our friendly staff will help you prepare for your self-guided trip. They will also offer pointers on shopping for dry goods, and provide you with a vegetable order list for your Wednesday boat run.|| |
Dinner is not included on this night
|Day 2, 3 & 4||Accom|
|Depart early morning by charter boat to our Southwest Caye Basecamp on Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. Upon arrival, you’ll be able to settle into your ocean view tent cabanas before meeting your guides for some professional kayaking and snorkeling instruction. |
Due to the isolation from the mainland, the waters are exceptionally clear with a fabulously rich reef system. We spend days exploring the atoll with both single and double kayaks, some of which are rigged for sailing. Glover’s is one of only four atolls in the Caribbean Sea and is home to 700 patch reefs and snorkel sites.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
|For our last morning at Glover's Reef the choice is yours; you may choose to don a mask, snorkel, and fins for a final visit to your favorite coral reef, or fly fish on the flats with your most productive Bonefish fly. After lunch a motorboat charter will pick up the group for a return trip to Dangriga. On the charter back from Glover’s Reef, you’ll be dropped off at Tobacco Caye on the Southern Barrier Reef. Your gear, food, water, and kayaks will be awaiting you, and from this point you can begin your own self-guided adventure. You’ll be entirely responsible for planning your route and activities, and making decisions regarding safety. There will be no guides, meals, or lodging provided for this portion of your trip.|| |
Breakfast & Lunch
|Day 6 to 9||Accom|
|Each day, choose how active you wish to be, how far you would like to travel, and which island you wish to camp on. Sea kayak to nearby patch reefs, paddle to a nearby island resort for a cold beverage, or drag a fishing line near a local patch reef to see what bites your hook - the choice is yours. |
Before heading to the cayes our staff will review your intended camps, and let you know where the best spots are for fishing and snorkeling in any given area. On your last day, you can either paddle back to Dangriga or pre-arrange for a motorboat charter to take you back to the mainland.
Our Dangriga Operations Base is open daily from 8am to 5pm. We are available by VHF Radio and phone during these hours. The base serves as a place to log itinerary changes, and can provide daily weather reports. You may also call if you require support.
|IMPORTANT NOTE: It is advised that any other travel arrangements you have in and around our departure and arrival schedule for Glover's Reef should have some time flexibility as weather and other factors may cause delays in the transfers. Please note all itineraries are subject to change depending on weather or safety considerations. Flexibility as our guest and as an international traveler is the key to an awesome experience.|